This week, Edd and I headed to the Discovery Museum to see the magic of Christmas through the years at Fenwick Newcastle. For those who live in the North East, you may be aware that Fenwick releases their Christmas window display and for me release marks the start of the Christmas season every year.
I very rarely go to any of the museums or art galleries in Newcastle now due to the lack of spare time but it was nice to spend sometime celebrating over 40 years of the famous Christmas window display. The Discovery Museum has created a lovely exhibition based around the Christmas windows.
Fenwick Newcastle opened in 1882, making it the oldest store out of all nine across England. It explained the process behind the creation of the Christmas window. Did you know that they start planning for the following years display in January, straight after Christmas?! In some of the display cabinets, it showed the props used in some of the most recent themes. The above are from last year’s Alice in Wonderland themed window.
The exhibition took you back in time with the most popular toys at the time including the very first Playstation, Furby and Lego. Nothing beats a trip down memory lane. It exhibition had all the old leaflets about Fenwick Christmas window and an interesting timeline of the window themes through the years. My particular favourite was The Snowman (of course) but I didn’t know they created a Peter Pan and Aladdin theme before I was born. Go Disney!
It was lovely exploring the Museum and I loved learning something extra special about the Fenwick Christmas window. The exhibition is on display until 10 January and is completely free so I would recommend going.
Let me know if you go to Fenwick Unwrapped!